You say out and back in so I guess it's an enclosed. I've been using a 2500lb ATV winch for years now, $20 at a yard sale. No remote and I have it attached to a D ring on the floor so I can remove it easily and use it on my open trailer. If I buy a new winch I'm looking at the HF 5,000lb for the heavier cable and a good cable guide. If I buy one I'll mount it on the side and get a remote for it. My battery is in the trailer in a plastic box. I think I'm going to make a door in the floor and put a battery carrier underneath.
Posts: 1421 | Location: E TN | Registered: February 13, 2009
I have a Superwinch S5500 in one trailer and an S4500 in the other. Neither have ever given me a problem They both came with a remote cord and controller. The S5500 I also got a wireless remote works great. The S4500 is probably 10 years old and we always winch the cars in and out. The S5500 is about a year old.
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Posts: 947 | Location: Las Vegas, NV | Registered: April 14, 2004
I have a Superwinch 2500 that I bought in the early 90's. I don't use it much because it's easier to drive the car onto my open trailer. I usually only use it someone needs a cheap tow that I never get any compensation for!
It sits outside on the front of the trailer in the weather. It hasn't let me down when needed.
I never hard wired it. I have a heavy set of jumper cables that I use from the tow vehicle that I use to power it up. Used it in November 2019 and pulled a 3500+ pound car fine. That's with an open trailer with short ramps and not jacking the trailer up.
I have no idea what quality the newer ones are and where they are made these days.
everything made here costs more but your money employs american citizens and goes back into our economy and towards our military not that communist nation that threatens not only our country but the world.
Originally posted by Bucky: What is the go to for a hook on the end of the rope? My rope came without a hook. Anything that catches on stuff less or scratches floor less? Thought about a climbing snap hook
Here's some possible options to consider. Just learned about them, going to outfit my winches with their stuff. The winch hook they have is pretty nice. 100% USA made